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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Chung, Kevin K. H.; Liu, Hongyun; McBride, Catherine; Wong, Anita M. -Y.; Lo, Jason C. M. – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated the relative importance of executive functioning, parent-child verbal interactions, phonological awareness and visual skills on reading and mathematics for Chinese children from low-versus middle-socio economic status (SES) backgrounds. A total of 199 kindergarten children were assessed on executive functioning,…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Executive Function, Path Analysis
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Karagiannopoulou, Evangelia; Milienos, Fotios S. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The study explores the relationships between students' experiences of the teaching-learning environment and their approaches to learning, and the effects of these variables on academic achievement. Two three-stage models were tested with structural equation modelling techniques. The "Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Yu, Kai; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2014
Prior research has shown personal best (PB) goals to be significantly related to students' motivation, engagement and achievement. However, research thus far has investigated PB goals only among Western samples and it is unclear to what extent PB goals hold academic merit in the Asian context. It is also unclear whether PB goals explain variance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, Middle School Students